Breakfast links: Off the rails
Photo by @mjb on Flickr.
Red Line derailment:
The overnight derailment of a train without passengers
near the Rhode Island Ave. station damaged some track equipment halting service between Fort Totten and NoMa this morning. No one was injured in the derailment. (WTOP)
DC marijuana law looks OK:
The District's medical marijuana program should be free from prosecution
thanks to new federal guidelines for US attorneys. (Post)
Wage bill gets to Gray:
The living wage bill aimed at large retailers will likely get to Mayor Gray today
. Once the bill gets to his desk, he will veto or sign it within 10 days. (Wash. Times)
Americans drive less:
The country as a whole and DC in particular continues to drive less
than the year before and it looks like a sluggish economy is not to blame. (City Paper)
Court is not in session:
DC's Youth Court helps keeps juveniles who commit minor crimes from recidivism but DC is not funding it past this week
. (Atlantic Cities)
Have you ever found the straps too high on Metro or the bus? A new invention could give you the extra reach you need
on your commute. (Atlantic Cities)
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